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Recordathon

Hey, Boston folks. I volunteer at Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (books on tape, only, you know, they haven't been on tape for a while). I pop into a recording booth for a couple hours at a time and read books that become part of a national library for students with disabilities. I really enjoy it--I've been told I have a good radio voice, and I'm actually probably more anal than they'd like about fixing flubs (they'd actually rather you just repeat the word and move on).

This week is their annual Recordathon, where they try to fill every recording booth for 12 hours a day straight. If anybody would like to join me, there are still some time slots where you could. Or if you're truly heroic, you could replace me tomorrow (Monday) from 4:30-6:30 where I just realized I have colliding dinner plans. Oops.

The reading for Recordathon week is really easy and enjoyable--mostly novels and biographies. In general it's dryer, and lots of text books. They'd love more math&science folks to do books you need math&science clue for. To become a regular volunteer you need to learn how to read diagrams and such, but that's not necessary during the Recordathon... generally all you need to do is remember to say "page 5" and click a mouse, at the top of the page, and they mark each page to remind you to do it. ;-) So if you'd like to try it out, and you can make the times there are still slots free, let me know! I'll be going in Monday afternoon and can write you into the schedule for any timeslots later in the week.

RFB&D is located just outside Porter Square: 2067 Mass. Ave., 3rd floor (there are elevators)

For my own reference, I'm recording:
Monday: 2:30-4:30
Tuesday: 4:30-8:30
Wednesday: 12:30-4:30
Thursday: none at all
Friday: 12:30-2:30
Saturday: 12:30-4:30

I may add more time slots, especially on Saturday, but figured I'd wait and see what time slots other people didn't want.

As of Friday afternoon shortly before they closed, so probably still accurate, they still needed people for:

Updated Friday 2:30pm
Monday: 4:30-6:30, the vacancy I just created (eep)
Tuesday: 8:30-10:30, 4:30-8:30
Wednesday: 6:30-8:30
Thursday: 8:30-10:30
Friday: 12:30-2:30
Saturday: 12:30-4:30

I'll definitely do some Saturday time, I just haven't chosen when, yet. If you'd like to go in with me, that could make up my mind. If you want to go a time I'm already going, that'd be Tuesday 4:30-6:30. ;-) Or ping me and we can figure out another time.
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